COVID-19 Pad Series
During this unfortunate pandemic, I've had time to gather some new thoughts. I started a video series to share on various social media platforms with the goal of promoting creativity and innovation during a troubling time
in which many percussionists find themselves limited to only a drum pad.
Study Guides and Click Tracks
Check out the Delécluse Douze Études Study Guides and Click Tracks!
This is the ultimate practice resource for these études!!!
Thanks so much for checking out my website!
I am currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant at The Florida State University, where I am pursuing the D.M. degree in Percussion Performance under the tutelage of Dr. John W. Parks IV. Prior to arriving at FSU, I completed the Bachelor's degree in Music Education at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, where I studied with Dr. Tommy Dobbs, and the M.M. degree in Percussion Performance at Florida State University.
I have an innate passion for teaching music. I taught for 5 years in public schools throughout Fort Smith while completing my undergraduate degree, and currently teach the freshman percussion students here at FSU. If you have time, feel free to take a look at the Teaching column below. There you'll find my current teaching philosophy as well as my teaching portfolio submitted for the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award I was recently nominated for.
My current projects include developing my first video series, creating in-depth study guides for standard solo repertoire books, and mastering the art of recording engineering. I recently began a new position as a video editor at Rhythm Monster Inc, a massive resource for learning Scottish Pipe Band Drumming.
Below, you'll find links to a variety of video series I've produced, a selection of performance
recordings, as well as a few videos of my students performing.
Aside from playing, my true passion is and will always be teaching music.
I believe that the truest evaluation of a teacher is student success. I've posted a few videos below of my students performing, as well as a hyperlink to professional documents including my curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and my teaching portfolio recently submitted in nomination for the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at FSU.